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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 5, pp. 217-290.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Though the scientific method can teach how facts relate and condition one another, what can it not do?
(a) Deduce the goal of human aspirations.
(b) Determine the existence of God.
(c) Teach compassion.
(d) Determine absolute truth.

2. What does Einstein say is the greatest change in physics since Newton?
(a) Edison's definition of ohms.
(b) Tesla's theory of voltage.
(c) Faraday/Maxwell's work on electromagnetic phenomena.
(d) The Planck theory.

3. Why does Einstein think the protest will do better without his participation?
(a) The Germans will not think he incited them.
(b) It will have a greater air of impartiality.
(c) It will be attended by more people.
(d) The Germans will not be hostile towards Einstein as a result.

4. What puzzles Einstein about one aspect of the American economy?
(a) The high tariffs on foreign goods.
(b) The fact that paper money is not backed by gold and silver.
(c) That the cost of labor is so high in comparison to goods produced.
(d) The lack of a savings plan.

5. What does quantum theory offer in the way of spatial relationships?
(a) A way of showing the exact place of any given atom at an exact moment.
(b) Nothing.
(c) It can determine the mathematical probabilities of finding structures at a particular spot.
(d) The rationale for a theory of distance.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are Americans foolish?

2. Why does Einstein put mathematics above other sciences?

3. At the time Einstein writes "Why Do They Hate the Jews?" how many Jews are there?

4. What has revived the sense of community, saved many lives, and provided joyous and creative work?

5. What makes life easier but also brings economic dangers that planning must address?

(see the answer key)

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